A wonderful, and hard to find, example of the popular Bruce Roberts ocean going ketch built by Ed Masters of Seamaster Yachts. "Fields of Gold" has been lovingly maintained - the owner is a certified airline mechanic and instructor - and his workmanship and attention to detail are evident throughout the boat. She was hauled and completely retrofitted from 2007 to 2011. All systems were changed out and completely updated! The spacious interior is reminiscent of a gorgeous hotel suite. You will fall in love with this boat the minute you see her!
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Sails are in serviceable condition with:
The 12 volt ac electrical system is completely new. The panel is a Blue Sea panel with all new tinned wire that meets ABYC specs. All outlets in the galley and lavs are GFI. The boat is protected with a shore isolation transformer.
The 12 volt electrical system is completely new. The panel is a Blue Sea panel, also with all new tinned wire that meets ABYC specs. The house bank consists of 4 six volt Trojan batteries. The system is charged with a 50 amp 120 volt charger and a 70 amp Balmar engine driven alternator and 2 solar panels, when the boat is unattended.
The engine room has ready and easy access and contains a 58HP Perkins 4-154. While exact hours are unknown, a marine surveyor has estimated 2500. The external components of the engine have been overhauled and the engine uses no oil. Motoring at 1600 rpm will drive the boat at 6 knots, burning one gallon of fuel per hour. The Borg-Warner Velvet Drive transmission was rebuilt during the retrofit. The engine has its own 12 volt starting battery. The fuel system has dual Racors. Fuel monitoring is done with a Tank Tender system.
Fields of Gold is a heavy, full displacement blue water cruising boat. The hull configuration is a full keel with an inboard rudder. The hull and deck are balsa cored about the waterline to reduce unballasted weight.
Underwater, the hull has been planed and reglassed with a 1/8" layer of fiberglass and West Systems epoxy. All through hulls and strainers are bronze. There is a sintered bronze ground plane on the starboard hull. The prop is located on an aperture in the aft keel. Both prop and shaft are new. There are 5 zincs to protect the underwater components.
All Raymarine instruments have been fitted within the last 3 years;
The instruments are fully integrated with a SeaTalk system. The system works well whether sailing a heading or by the apparent wind angle.
Descending the companionway stairs and entering "Field of Gold" mid-ship is like entering a grand hotel suite. The spacious salon is forward with a dinette to port and seating and a wet bar to starboard. The forward cabin has a full size berth and head.
The well equipped galley is mid-ship to port with a pantry aft. To starboard is a huge nav station with easy engine access across.
The aft cabin has a queen berth and head.
There is beautiful woodwork throughout and ample storage.
P.O. Box 1188
Deltaville, VA 23043